Bild 1: AC-Regelventile – mit integrierter Achsregelung und Multi-Ethernet-Schnittstelle

Embedding axis controllers made by any manufacturer

Automating hydraulic drives as easily and conveniently as electrical ones with combined monitoring and remote maintenance of all the technologies used – this increasingly important economic requirement can be fulfilled using valves with integrated axis controllers (IAC). What can they offer and how easy is it to implement manufacturer-independent integration at controller level? Bus systems

„Die hydraulische Ventiltechnik wird von Vernetzbarkeit profitieren“ Interview Dr. Steffen Haack

Hydraulic valves will benefit from connectivity

  What are the current market requirements for hydraulic valves? We are currently experiencing a transition from classic, analogous hydraulics to connectable digital fluid technology. European machine manufacturers in particular are increasingly digitizing their machine designs and expect that hydraulics can be seamlessly embedded into these connected environments. This means that regarding the level of

Mit neuem Hydraulik-Design schneller durch die Kurve

New hydraulic design – faster through the curve

Scientists of the Finish Tampere Technical University have dealt with the possible applications of digital hydraulics for years. After stationary applications, they have also tested the mobile use and predicted clear advantages with regard to robustness and availability of tilting systems in railway technology. As scientific company, the Finish National Railway (VR) supported them in

Hydraulik in der Werkzeugmaschine: Richtig kombiniert ein echter Gewinn

Hydraulics in machine tools: The right combination for real benefits

When it comes to the application of machine tools, the main factors are precision and unit processing costs. Manufacturer have to realize competitive target prices for machinery and, above all, keep the operating costs to a minimum. Intelligent and connected hydraulics off er an interesting approach for the reduction of system, energy and maintenance costs.

Bühne frei – sichere Windenantriebe

It’s show time for safe winch drives

High-performance winches as safety risk: Underdimensioned mechanical design now measurable. Actual measurements at installed systems confi rm considerably higher loads than previously assumed.   As already proven for test installations, an emergency stop at higher velocities and with higher loads can cause forces which exceed two times the rated load by far. This is confi

Prevention made simple

Predictive maintenance reduces system downtimes and thus saves time and money Unexpected machine downtimes are a nightmare for every production manager. Particularly in large plants that produce around the clock, such as mines, foundries, or rubber compound plants, every hour a machine is not running is linked to extremely high costs. Forward-looking maintenance is a


“Variable speed is the key”

Interview with Achim Richartz Variable speed pump drives are supposed to make hydraulic machines more efficient. If it was up to Achim Richartz, Product Manager for industrial hydraulics control systems at Bosch Rexroth, we would only talk about electro-hydraulic systems instead of electronics or hydraulics in the future. Mr. Richartz, you are the head of